The Columbia Police Department responded to a report of shots fired Friday, Sept. 13 at 11:55 p.m. near Forest Ave. and Grand Ave.
Officers found two people with gunshot wounds. They were identified as:
Sam Baldwin IV, 28, of Columbia with life-threatening injuries.
Nadria Wright, 18, of Columbia with life-threatening injuries. Wright was later pronounced deceased at a local hospital. Next of kin has been notified.
Case number 2019-009638
The Columbia Police Department responded to a report of shots fired on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 2:06 a.m. near 5th Ave. and Park Ave.
Officers were told an individual had been shot and was transported to a local hospital via a private vehicle. A short time later a local hospital notified Columbia Police a gunshot wound victim was at their emergency department. The individual was identified as:
E'quan Spain, 19, of Columbia. Spain was later pronounced deceased. Next of kin has been notified.
Case number 2019-009640
Both of these incidents are active cases and under investigation. No arrests have been made. No additional information is currently available.
The Columbia Police Department needs the community's help with both of these shootings and deaths. Anyone with any information on either or both of these incidents is encouraged to contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous.